Ashvini P. Premkumar, M.D.

Ashvini P. Premkumar, M.D.

Ashvini P. Premkumar, M.D.

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Treatment Philosophy

I believe in comprehensive, compassionate care for each patient.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my daughter and husband.

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions

Ataxia , Blepharospasm, Bradykinesia, Chorea, Choreoathetosis , Corticobasal Degeneration, Dementia in Parkinson’s Disease, Dyskinsias, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Hereditary Ataxia, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Huntington's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Myoclonus, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's Disease (PD), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Rett Syndrome (ages 18+), Spasmodic Torticollis, Sydenham's Chorea, Tardive Dyskinesia (TD), Tic Disorder, Torticollis, Tourette's Syndrome, Tremors, Wilson Disease

General Information

Gender

Female

Affiliation

NorthShore Medical Group

Academic Rank

Clinician Educator

Languages

English

Board Certified

Neurology

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

University of Arizona Medical College, 2003

Internship

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 2004

Residency

Mayo Medical School, 2007

Fellowship

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 2008

Locations

A

NorthShore Medical Group

2180 Pfingsten Rd.
Suite 2000
Glenview, IL 60026
847.570.2570 847.657.5708 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.

Insurance

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Aetna HMO/PPO/POS
BCBS HMOI
BCBS PPO *except Blue Choice IL
Beechstreet PPO
CCN PPO
CIGNA Choice Fund
CIGNA Choice Fund PPO
CIGNA EPO
CIGNA Network
CIGNA Network Open Access
CIGNA POS
CIGNA POS Open Access
CIGNA PPO
CIGNA:Open Access Plus
First Health PPO
Galaxy PPO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Healthcares Finest Network PPO
Humana Choice Care PPO
Humana IPA--HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Land of Lincoln
Medicare
Multiplan Admar PPO
Multiplan Formost PPO
Multiplan Health Network PPO
Multiplan Wellmark PPO
NorthShore Employee Network I (EPO Option)
NorthShore Employee Network II (EPO Plus & CDHP)
PHCS PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Railroad Medicare - Cook County
UHC *except Core & Navigate
Unicare PPO

Publications

  • Tremor: etiology, phenomenology, and clinical features.

    Disease-a-month : DM 2011 Mar

    Authors: Evidente VG,
    Abstract
    To compare the medication dose reduction between deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus interna (GPi) vs subthalamic nucleus (STN) in matched patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).
    Records of 12 patients with PD who underwent GPi-DBS at our institution from 2002 to 2008 were matched by pre-operative PD medication doses and pre-operative motor Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) scores to 12 cases of STN-DBS. PD medication doses were converted to levodopa equivalent doses (LEDs).
    GPi and STN groups had similar mean pre-operative LEDs and motor UPDRS scores. At 6 months post-DBS, there was no significant difference in percent reduction in LEDs between the GPi (47.95%) and STN (37.47%) groups (P = 0.52). The mean post-operative 'medication off/stimulation on' motor UPDRS scores did not differ significantly between GPi (15.33) and STN (16.25) groups (P = 0.74). The mean percent reduction in motor UPDRS scores was also similar between GPi (58.44%) and STN (58.98%) patients (P = 0.94).
    We conclude that in disease-matched patients with PD undergoing DBS, both GPi and STN may result in similar reduction in PD medication doses.
    PMID: 21447420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Olfaction in the elderly: a cross-sectional analysis comparing Parkinson's disease with controls and other disorders.

    The International journal of neuroscience 2010 Jan

    Authors: McKinnon J,
    Abstract
    Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD) is an association that has been well documented in the medical literature, although the underlying pathophysiologic mechanism has not been clearly elucidated. In the Sun Health Research Institute Brain and Body Donation Program, subjects were tested for olfactory function. Olfaction was impaired in subjects with clinically probable PD but not those with essential tremor (ET), restless legs syndrome (RLS), or mild cognitive impairment. In the elderly control population there were no differences between genders and the UPSIT score decreased by 3.2 points per decade. These data confirm previous findings in PD, ET, and RLS, and expand the data for an elderly control population.
    PMID: 20128670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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